The Stroud Collection

Donor Suzanne Stroud Santo tells the story of the films in this collection: "My family owned the Texan Theatre in Hamilton, Texas. During the Depression, a fellow from Hollywood, down on his luck, sold my grandfather his film equipment. Grandpa would go to community events in Hamilton County and film them, then develop them and have a "showing" to promote business." The family also owned the 281 Drive-In Theatre, the first Drive-In in Texas to install a swimming pool.

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The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 29 - Out in the Yard
Black and white footage of children playing in yard
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 9 - Town and Trail Ride
Footage of a wagon train and trail ride
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 3 - Schoolyard
Footage of recess at a Central Texas school
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 8 - Scenes of Hamilton, TX
Street scenes and daily life in Hamilton, TX
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 7 - Mexico
Home movie footage of a Texan family’s trip to Mexico
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 6 - Recess at the Indian Gap Schoolhouse
Footage of children at recess at the Indian Gap school house
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 5 - Easter
Footage of Easter celebrations at a Central Texas church
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 28 - Parade
Footage of a parade in downtown Hamilton, TX
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 30 - Country Western Life
Footage of different aspects of Country & Western culture, including Miss Texas Appaloosa
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 27 - Military Parade and Air Show
Footage of a military review and air show in Hamilton, TX
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 4 - Autumn in Killeen
Footage of autumn events in Killeen, Texas
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 25 - Family Time
Black and white footage of family members spending time together
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 23 - Downtown Hico
Black and white footage of the citizens of Hico, Texas
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 26 - Hamilton County Athletes and School Children
Black and white footage of school children and athletes in Hamilton County
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 21 - Horse Races
Home movie footage of horse races
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 24 - Town and Country
Black and white footage of family members around town and on the farm
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 20 - Fairy, Texas
Footage of Fairy, Texas, including school children and downtown
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 2 - Reavis and Danger
Footage of a community picnic and performance by Reavis and Danger, the famous trained horse
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 22 - Cotton Bowl and Snowy Day (1964)
Home movie footage of the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic and a winter day in Central Texas
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 19 - Community Picnic
Footage of a community picnic in Hamilton, TX
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 18 - Rio Grande Valley
Footage of a family picking citrus fruit in the Rio Grande Valley
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 17 - Dolls!
A young girl dressed for a party shows off her extensive doll collection
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 16 - Hamilton County Athletics (1937)
Footage of Hamilton County’s high school sports teams
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 15 - U.S. Army Pilots
Footage of a U.S. Army Pilot Program event, possibly a graduation ceremony
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 14 - Fishing Trip
Footage of a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 13 - Hico Old Settlers' Reunion Parade (1938)
Footage of the Old Settlers' Reunion parade in Hico, TX
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 12 - Trip to New Orleans
Footage of a Texan family’s vacation to New Orleans
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 11 - Life in Hamilton
Home movie footage from the 1950s
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 1 - Schoolyard
Footage of school children at a Central Texas school
The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 10 - Native American Dance
Footage of traditional Native American dancers